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Institute names interim math department head

MIT named Professor Tomasz S. Mrowka ’83 the interim head of the Department of Mathematics this June.

The position was recently vacated when MIT named his predecessor Michael Sipser as the dean of the School of Science.

Mrowka received his bachelor’s from MIT in 1983 and his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1988. He held teaching positions at Stanford, Caltech, and Harvard before returning to MIT in 1996.

He has chaired the department’s Graduate Student Committee and the Pure Mathematics Committee in the past.

For his research, Mrowka was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, a Guggenheim fellow in 2010, and a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies in 2013.

—Shenghao Wang